National University of Ireland, Galway

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National University of Ireland, Galway Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
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    Depends completely on supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Ireland, Galway

    Pros

    Pay scale was good for post-doctoral work, working as part of interesting project, great community of students.

    Cons

    No benefits - don't even have access to university healthcare. The supervisor is the most important factor in determining the quality of the experience - too little regulation of the supervisors can lead to poor quality supervision and guidance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Post-doc position at NUIG

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Galway (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Galway (Ireland)

    I have been working at National University of Ireland, Galway full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I am working in this University for two year and I found here quite relax environment. There is nice infrastructure for research and the funding is enough in many research groups to sustain research.

    Cons

    Not enough permanent position to get a job in the same university. The University brand name is not so renowned to get a job in other countries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Friendly and comfortable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Ireland, Galway

    Pros

    - beautiful town
    - friendly work environment

    Cons

    - lack of funding
    - short sighted planning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More impetus towards actually research

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Very positive experience, a good University to work and do research

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    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Galway (Ireland)
    Current Employee - PhD Researcher in Galway (Ireland)

    I have been working at National University of Ireland, Galway full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice location, international environment, academic excellence,good salaries, scholarships.
    Galway is becoming a biomedical engineering hub, and therefore there are many opportunities for engineers

    Cons

    Irish weather, short duration of contracts for staff (non applicable for students).
    Galway is a small town, anonymity is not an option, be prepared to know and be known by people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer longer contracts to foreigners, to attract more talents from abroad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Poor management makes this place a unfulfilling place to work

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Galway (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Galway (Ireland)

    I have been working at National University of Ireland, Galway full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance
    Small town life style.

    Cons

    Exclusive clique-y culture in my department makes working here pretty intolerable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gain accredited management qualifications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Bachelor of Biomedical Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galway (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galway (Ireland)

    I worked at National University of Ireland, Galway full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This Bachelor is a very interesting course, mixing Biology and Engineering.
    Some Course are even tought by doctors and surgens. The NCBES is next door, Which provides very high standards of Biothechnology.

    Cons

    There are times there can be a bit too much work at once, so u need to be ready. Some projects are very vague such as Tissue engineering, where they ask you to produce a report based on theory gotten from research papers. One or two lectures are questionable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control some of the lectures given and coordinate amount of work given.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Awful place to work, substandard for study

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Galway (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Galway (Ireland)

    I worked at National University of Ireland, Galway full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Galway is a nice town, very touristy.

    Cons

    The university is cliqueish, staff bullying is rife. The university describes itself as "student-centred". What this means in practice is that students can say whatever they like about lecturers, courses, and exams, and things get changed to suit them. As a result, standards are lower than in other universities, and lecturers giving exam information in advance to students is common practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break the cliques. Stop illegal exam practices. Improve employee complaint procedures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Staff Mentoring and Progression is very poor.

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Galway (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Galway (Ireland)

    I have been working at National University of Ireland, Galway full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice town. Good social opportunities.

    Cons

    3rd class University. Trying hard but uphill struggle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Terrible atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Galway (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Galway (Ireland)

    I worked at National University of Ireland, Galway full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lovely city. I can't find anything good to say about the university. Very laid back, to the point of never doing anything, in my experience. The only really good point was that, as an academic, I hardly ever had to be there.

    Cons

    Awful atmosphere. Riven with politics. Nothing much of a constructive nature gets done. No support for academic staff. Bad facilities. Very little parking. Bad building provision. Awful red tape. Very low academic standards, a culture of pandering to students and dubious academic practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The university is so set in its ways that managment will never be able to achieve any meaningful change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    I was a temp so never had the opportunity to be made permanent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Ireland, Galway

    Pros

    Reductions on courses etc. Good facilities available. Gym on site. Parking permits only 50euro per year for staff. Centrally located to the city

    Cons

    Alot of conflicting personalities which made it a difficult environment to work in sometimes. HR a nightmare to correspond with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR need to become more personable. Hide behind closed doors and impossible to contact. Only available by email alot of the time

    Doesn't Recommend

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